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From Good to Greatist: The Health and Happiness Site Joins Flipboard

Greatist is about what it sounds like: content to help readers be their best—healthier, happier and their greatest selves. But it’s also an ideology, …

Happiness

Salted Texas Chocolate Sheet Cake

Servings<p>The only chocolate sheet cake you need is a Texas chocolate sheet cake. This recipe is from one of our readers.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>Cake<p>1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, cut into pieces, plus more for baking dish<p>2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for baking dish<p>1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder<p>2 …

DIY Decorative Paper Clips

Break out of a monotonous office supply rut by bending yourself some custom paper clips in all kinds of exotic shapes with this handy DIY decorative paper clips tutorial from Design Sponge.<p>It turns out that there are plenty of other ways to hold pieces of paper together with little bits of bent …

Crafting

Top 10 Mistakes that Cause Blurry Photos

If your photos are not sharp, you are not alone! The most common question I get asked by beginning photographers is "how do you get your images so …

What Shoes to Wear With Skinny Jeans: Your Complete Guide

If you’re a fan of slim-fit jeans (which we’ll assume you are), you’ve probably faced the following dilemma at least once during your life: You’ve …

16 of the Best Android Apps From June

From ephemeral Facebook messaging apps, to ones that simply let you say ‘Yo!’ to your buddies, we covered a lot of ground with new Android apps in June. So by way of a quick recap and to help you filter through the debris, here’s our pick of the newbies from the past month.<p>MailWise<p>There’s already …

12 Ways You'll Actually Enjoy Eating More Greens In 2014

With a spoonful of pancetta, the medicine goes down.

Why Some Mushrooms May Be Magic for Climate Change

Fungi don’t get the respect they deserve. Maybe that’s because they do most of their work in the dark, beneath the ground or on dead matter, or …

Beautiful winter frost patterns - Telegraph

tying knots!

11 'Hunger Games' Power Breakfasts for the Girl on Fire

Surviving the Hunger Games is no easy feat—especially if you haven't eaten a good breakfast. Here's 11 recipes to keep the odds ever in your favor<p><b>Katniss Everdeen</b> is back, and in <i>The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,</i> premiering today, she is offered the worst kind of do-over: a second chance in the …

Green Smoothies 101

As a plant-based foods educator and holistic health coach, I work with many people who fear green smoothies. Maybe they tried a shot of wheatgrass …

Healthy Eating

Host a Wintery Wreath-Making Party

If you're going to make a big mess crafting wreaths, you might as well make a big mess with your dear friends while feasting on wreath-shaped breads …

Bread

Pucker Up For Winter With DIY Sugar Lip Scrubs

It’s time to step up your beauty game for winter, so naturally, the first thing you should do to prep is…raid your pantry! No joke—pantry essentials like oils and sugar are key to natural exfoliating. We showed you how to use these ingredients to create face scrubs to suit your skin type, and now …

Killer Quinoa Salad Recipe

<b>Serves 6</b><p>Ingredients<p><b>Dressing:</b><p>Finely grated zest and juice of 1 lemon<br>• 3 Tbsp. olive or vegetable oil<br>• 1⁄2 tsp. ground coriander<br>• 1⁄2 tsp. ground cumin<br>• 1⁄2 …

Brownie, Bar, and Blondie Recipes | Slideshow

Who knew Katharine Hepburn was as agile at baking as acting? These brownies make us think maybe she missed her true calling.<p>And, on the seventh day, …

Whole Wheat Croissants

469<p>72<p>Although there’s some dispute as to where the croissant was invented, it’s become an iconic symbol of Paris. Or at least of Paris bakeries. The …

Apple Cinnamon Baked Doughnuts with Brown Butter Glaze

<b>Apple Cinnamon Baked Doughnuts with Brown Butter Glaze</b><p>adapted from Doughnuts<p>makes about 8 doughnuts<p>For the Doughnuts:<p>1 cup all-purpose flour<p>3/4 …

5-Minute Breakfasts That Are Actually Healthy

Seriously, you have no excuse for hitting the drive-thru

47 Pie Recipes for Every Season

From classic apple to blueberry—we've got a pie for every season.<p>No matter what the season, pie is one of our favorite desserts. There's not much you can't put into a flaky, buttery crust. From fruity fillings piled high (high pie!) with meringue to rich, velvety chocolate delights, here are our …

24 Recipes Everyone Should Know How to Cook

From chicken pot pie and classic Caesar salad to brownies and cookies.<p>We've rounded up 24 basic recipes that everyone should know how to cook, from a pot of rice to pot roast. Master these, and you'll never find yourself stumped in the grocery store.

Our 15 Favorite Apple Pie Recipes

From crumbly pies to the classic lattice top, these 14 apple pie recipes will get you baking all fall<p>There's nothing quite like the smell of an apple pie baking in the oven—sweet fruit, warm spices, buttery crust. But even better than smelling it? Eating it. We have 15 awesome recipes that you've …

Chinese Egg Tarts Recipe

<b>Notes:</b> To remove tarts from pan, run a butter knife along the sides of each tart. Tilt pan and gently slide a small offset spatula beneath the crust to release.<p><b>Read more: Singapore Stories: Chinese Egg Tarts</b><p>Ingredients<b>For the Crust:</b>11 tablespoons (5 1/2 ounces) unsalted butter, softened1/2 cup (3 …

Eggplant Parmigiana

<i>Jenny is in perpetual search for easy, weeknight recipes to attempt to feed her family. When they balk, she just eats more.</i><p><i>Today: Classic Eggplant Parmesan gets a fancy new topping.</i><p>Usually I ferret out good weeknight recipes by my lonesome here, but My Mother's Eggplant Parmigiana came to me via my …

Make Yourself a Sandwich

<i>Cooking on the cheap shouldn't mean minute rice and buttered pasta every night. With a little creativity and a little planning, you can make the most of a tight budget -- without sacrificing flavor or variety.</i><p><i>Today: Gabriella thinks it's time you ate more sandwiches.</i><p>If you were on the Internet at …

The Best All-American Apple Pie

Pie does not get better than this. Reducing and concentrating the juices of the apples make it necessary to use only about half the usual amount of …

Baking

PMS Recipes | Slideshow

No matter what its title, this little life-changer of a recipe isn't quite Mommom's, er, your grandma's banana bread. It's better.<p>Honest grub with …

10 Cheesy Pastas

We get it; it's apple season, pear season, squash season, pumpkin season. We get that it's getting cold now and that the tomatoes are dwindling. We get that there are pies waiting to be made, soups ready to be simmered, new produce and new recipes and new dishes to try.<p>But at the end of a fall day, …

A Grilled Cheese + Tomato Soup Party

<i>Food52's Managing Editor Brette Warshaw is throwing</i> <i>no-stress weeknight parties for anyone, anytime, and (almost) every kitchen. You're invited.</i><p><i>Today: Grilled cheese and tomato soup, all done up for dinner.</i><p>There are a lot of things to say about grilled cheese and tomato soup.<p>I could tell you what a …

Taco Recipes | Slideshow

Who needs those spice packets? There's ample zing in these slightly citrusy tacos to be both sassy and sophisticated.<p>All the messy, smoky goodness of …